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Black River, New York - 3 Construction Workers Injured, 1 Critically, in Roof Collapse at Black River Plumbing, Heating & AC

Black River Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning
Published: June 25, 2020
By: Joe LaFrance
Last Updated on November 19, 2020

Construction Worker Lee Trickey Seriously Injured, 2 Others Suffer Minor Injuries in Work Accident

Last Update: 7/13/2020

Attorney Analysis: See the second section of this post for legal commentary from construction injury lawyer Laurence Banville on financial compensation for construction work injuries.

The construction workers were injured in a construction accident in Black River on Wednesday, June 24.

Police said that 38-year-old Lee Trickey of Theresa suffered severe internal injuries in the roof collapse. He was airlifted to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse in critical condition.

38-year-old John Turpin of Carthage and 29-year-old Lucas Conklin of Watertown both suffered minor injuries in the incident.

Turpin was hospitalized at Carthage Area Hospital and Conklin was brought to Samaritan Medical Center.

According to the police, several construction workers were setting roof trusses on a structure at Black River Plumbing, Heating & AC. High winds reportedly caused several roof tussles to fall over.

Trickey fell roughly 40 feet to the ground. The other two injured workers were inside the structure when the roof collapsed.

This collapse is under investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

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Financial Compensation For Injured Construction Workers

Attorney contributor Laurence Banville helps injured construction workers recover the financial compensation they need and deserve. Here is Laurence with some information on the options available to these workers:

Injured construction workers are often saddled with several personal and financial struggles, like high medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Fortunately, these workers often have grounds for financial compensation.

Many construction injuries are covered by workers’ compensation, but there are also some situations where injured construction workers can file lawsuits. They can’t sue their employers or coworkers, but a lawsuit can be filed if third-party negligence was a factor. For example, a property owner could be considered negligent if an injury was caused by a dangerous property condition.

If you or a loved one has been injured while working in construction, you can learn more about your legal options in a free consultation with our experienced construction injury lawyers.

Sources

https://www.wwnytv.com/2020/06/25/police-identify-injured-wednesdays-roof-collapse/

https://www.nny360.com/news/jeffersoncounty/state-police-identify-three-men-injured-in-roof-truss-collapse-one-in-critical-condition/article_0c2dae70-4b2a-5114-a8ad-9ccb5487a80f.html

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